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The Spark of Learning: Book talk with author Sarah Rose Cavanagh

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Wondering how to energize, motivate, and connect your students in a challenging time? A Notre Dame Learning Speaker Series virtual event featuring Sarah Rose Cavanagh. Dr. Cavanagh is the author of The Spark of Learning and the Senior Associate Director of Teaching and Learning at Simmons University. 

THE SPARK OF LEARNING: ENERGIZING LEARNING WITH THE SCIENCE OF EMOTION

Traditional views of education assume that reason should reign over emotion, and that the classroom should be a quiet, dispassionate space where students and instructors impartially engage with facts, figures, and theories. However, emotions possess the power to arrest attention, enhance memory, and mobilize efforts. Cavanagh brings to bear a wide range of evidence from the study of education, psychology, and neuroscience to suggest that targeting emotions in your presentation style, course design, and assignments is a highly potent teaching strategy.

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